Salamanders Are Shrinking, Thanks To Climate Change

By Nick Visser

From Mother Nature Network’s Jaymi Heimbuch:

Some of the best habitats in North America for salamanders are showing strain from climate change, becoming warmer and drier as global temperatures and weather patterns shift. This means the salamanders living there, which rely on cool, moist forests, are also experiencing changes. Forced to burn more energy to deal with the changing clime, the salamanders are getting smaller in average size.

Research from the University of Maryland, published yesterday in the journal Global Change Biology, shows that the predictions by scientists that some animals will deal with …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green